Boul to Bourn

(Boul) n. A curved handle. Sir W. Scott.

(Bou*lan"ger*ite) n. [From Boulanger, a French mineralogist.] (Min.) A mineral of a bluish gray color and metallic luster, usually in plumose masses, also compact. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead.

(Boul"der) n. Same as Bowlder.

(Boul"der*y) a. Characterized by bowlders.

(Boule Boule"work`) n. Same as Buhl, Buhlwork.

(||Bou"le*vard`) n. [F. boulevard, boulevart, fr. G. bollwerk. See Bulwark.]

1. Originally, a bulwark or rampart of fortification or fortified town.

2. A public walk or street occupying the site of demolished fortifications. Hence: A broad avenue in or around a city.

(||Boule`verse`ment") n. [F., fr. bouleverser to overthrow.] Complete overthrow; disorder; a turning upside down.

(Boult) n. Corrupted form Bolt.

(Boul"tel Boul"tin) n. (Arch.) (a) A molding, the convexity of which is one fourth of a circle, being a member just below the abacus in the Tuscan and Roman Doric capital; a torus; an ovolo. (b) One of the shafts of a clustered column. [Written also bowtel, boltel, boultell, etc.]

(Boul"ter) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A long, stout fishing line to which many hooks are attached.

(Boun) a. [See Bound ready.] Ready; prepared; destined; tending. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Boun), v. t. To make or get ready. Sir W. Scott.

(Bounce) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bounced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bouncing ] [OE. bunsen; cf. D. bonzen to strike, bounce, bons blow, LG. bunsen to knock; all prob. of imitative origin.]

1. To strike or thump, so as to rebound, or to make a sudden noise; a knock loudly.

Another bounces as hard as he can knock.

Against his bosom bounced his heaving heart.

2. To leap or spring suddenly or unceremoniously; to bound; as, she bounced into the room.

Out bounced the mastiff.

Bounced off his arm+chair.

3. To boast; to talk big; to bluster. [Obs.]

(Bounce), v. t.

1. To drive against anything suddenly and violently; to bump; to thump. Swift.

2. To cause to bound or rebound; sometimes, to toss.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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